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My Last Semester as an MBA Student

by Khue Hoang, Class of 2014
Forté Fellow & MBA Candidate
USC Marshall School of Business

I can’t believe that it’s already my last semester here at USC Marshall. The last 1.5 years have gone by so fast, and going to business school has been one of the best decisions I’ve made so far. I loved my study group and Core C, going to USC football games and tailgates, flying on a trapeze for the Creativity in Business class, leading the Business of Entertainment Association (BEA), travelling with friends and family, being an MBA Ambassador, and working at Paramount Pictures and now NBCUniversal.

I loved presenting our PRIME (Pacific Rim International Management Education) capstone presentation to clients in Tokyo, visiting inspirational companies on school treks, and going to the Sundance Film Festival with classmates.

Finally, I’ve loved every single person I’ve met through my time here at Marshall, and have made lifelong friendships with amazing people.

My last semester is bittersweet because we’ll soon be scattering throughout the world for our jobs, but I know that all of my classmates will move on to amazing things and achieve so much. Our “100 Days” dinner is later this month, where we celebrate our journey all together.

A countdown sign is then placed in front of the program office, changing everyday with the number of days left to graduation. I still have our E2: Evolution of Entertainment conference, Challenge for Charity weekend up at Stanford, the annual Mammoth skiing trip, Marshall’s Got Talent/Battle of the Bands, and Disorientation to look forward to before then.

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